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Fried ice cream

Fried ice cream is a dessert made from a breaded scoop of ice cream that is quickly deep-fried creating a warm, crispy shell around the still-cold ice cream.

There are conflicting stories about the dessert's origin. Some claim that it was first served during the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, where the ice cream sundae was also invented. Though in 1894, a Philadelphia company was given credit for its invention describing: "A small, solid [cake] of the ice cream is enveloped in a thin sheet of pie crust and then dipped into boiling lard or butter to cook the outside to a crisp. Served immediately, the ice cream is found to be as solidly frozen as it was first prepared.". A third claim, beginning in the 1960s proposes that fried ice cream was invented by Japanese tempura restaurants. In the late 60s, critic Cooper Adams refused to believe in the ice cream’s existence until the moment it was placed in front of him.

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This is my most favorite thing in the world. Fried ice cream is hard to find (real friend ice cream anyway). Most restaurants will take a scoop of ice cream, roll it in corn flakes and call that fried ice cream. No! Though that way is somewhat tasty, it's not the real way to make it. If you happen to come across this item on the menu ask your server how they make it. If they bread the ice cream scoop and then quickly deep fry it, YOU MUST TRY IT. You won't regret it.

Contributed by Elaina Schnyderite

its amazing how you fry something thats so cold in boiling hot oil without it melting at all

Contributed by Jessyca Hayward

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